Zoo Club for Children

Join us for an all-new fun-filled zoo club for children currently enrolled in grades 1 – 2. During our once-a-month meetings, participants will engage in zoo science and learn about conservation action through hands-on activities led by Zoo Educators.

Our club experience will include:

  • Exploring the Zoo
  • Meeting zoo professionals and animal ambassadors
  • Games and activities
  • Learning how to make a positive impact on ecosystems in Maryland

Upcoming Dates:

Club series are once a month for three months.

Series 1: Habitat Heroes

  • Saturday, April 1, 2023
  • Saturday, May 6, 2023
  • Saturday, June 3, 2023

Series 2: Eco Adventures

  • Sunday, July 2, 2023
  • Sunday, August 6, 2023
  • Sunday, September 3, 2023

Series 3: The Wonders of Weather

  • Saturday, October 7, 2023
  • Saturday, November 4, 2023
  • Saturday, December 2, 2023
program HOURS:
  • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
program fee:
  • $60 per series

Register for Series 1

Register for Series 2

Register for Series 3

Payment is due at the time of registration.


Who can participate in Junior Science Explorers?

  • Children currently enrolled in 1st and 2nd grade.

When are Junior Science Explorers meetings held?

  • Series 1: first Saturday of the month April – June
  • Series 2: first Sunday of the month July – September
  • Series 3: first Saturday of the month October – December

Do I need to purchase admission tickets if my child is registered for Junior Science Explorers?

  • Parents who wish to visit the Zoo while their child is at the club will need to purchase admission tickets. Junior Science Explorers is a drop-off Zoo club.

How much does Junior Science Explorers cost?

  • $60 per series

How can I sign-up for Junior Science Explorers?

  • Click on the registration link above for the series your child would like to attend.

What does my child need to bring?

  • Reusable water bottle
  • Appropriate clothing – dress for the weather!
  • Energy, Enthusiasm, and Curiosity!

Cancellation/Change Policy: Cancellations received at least two weeks (10 business days) prior to the start of your club series will receive a full refund. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received fewer than 10 business days prior to your club series start date or for any missed days of the series. In the event the Zoo cancels a series, a full refund will be issued.

Questions? Feel free to contact the Education Team at education@marylandzoo.org.